Sicilian Viella


VIELLA , from sculpture in Nicosia Cathedral (Enna), XIV century.

Head, neck and sound board carved in one piece of Fir, flat back in Cypress. Double melody strings, two other single strings on fret board, one drone string out of the fingerboard. Slightly curved bridge. No sound pole. Tuning: d, a, d’, a’.    Vibrating string length cm. 34. Euro 2000

VIELLA 2   VIELLA 3   Viella Portale di Nicosia EN sec.XIV